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UNIVERSITY OF BOTSWANA DEPARTMENT OF LAW LAW 437: HUMAN RIGHTS LAW 2011-2012 VISITING LECTURER: MR BR DINOKOPILA READING OUTLINE

HUMAN RIGHTS IN BOTSWANA APRIL 2011

The recognition and protection of Human rights in Botswana under the Botswana Constitution 1.1 the right to life Sesana & Others v The Attorney General 2002 1 BLR 452 (HC) Interights and others (on behalf of Bosch) v Botswana (2003) AHRLR 55 (ACHPR 2003) (available at http://www.chr.up.ac.za) S v Makwanyane 1994 (2) SA 868 1.2 the right to non-discrimination Attorney-General v. Dow [1992] B.L.R. 119 (CA) Serurubele v. The Attorney General [1998] B.L.R. 661 (HC) Attorney General's Reference: In Re: The State v. Marapo [2002] 2 B.L.R. 26 (CA) Good v The Attorney-General [2005] 1 B.L.R. 462 (HC), 1.3 the right to freedom of association Zachariah and Another v. Botswana Power Corporation [1996] B.L.R. 710 (CA)

Botswana Power Corporation Workers' Union v. Botswana Power Corporation [1999] 1 B.L.R. 73 (CA), 1.4 the right to personal liberty Manthe v. The Attorney-General and Others [1997] B.L.R. 1170 (HC), Botswana Co-operative Bank Ltd v. Noor and Others [1999] 1 B.L.R. 248 (HC) 1.5 freedom of expression Media Publishing (Pty) Ltd v. The Attorney-General and Another [2001] 2 B.L.R. 485 (HC) 1.6 protection from inhuman treatment Section 7 of the Constitution Petrus and Another v. The State [1984] B.L.R. 14 (CA) Mzwinila v. The State [1989] B.L.R. 610 (CA) Desai and Others v. The State [1987] B.L.R. 55 (CA), Moatshe and Another v The State [2003] 1 B.L.R. 65 (HC), 1.7 the right to p rivacy Section 9 of the Botswana Constitution 1.8 the right to be tried within a reasonable time Section 10 (1) of the Botswana Constitution David William & Anor v Director of Public Prosecutions & Anor MCHLB-000161-07 (unreported) Sejammitlwa BLR 75 & Others v Attorney General & Others 2002 (2)

Kelaotswe v Attorney General 2006 (1) BLR 229

Alec Thomas v The State CA CRA 032-07 (unreported) Sanderson v Attorney General, Eastern Cape 1998 (2) SA 38 (CC) Mpitse and Another v State [2003] 1 BLR 185 (HC) 1.9 the right to legal representation Basima v. The State [1999] 1 B.L.R. 202 (HC), Maauwe and Another v. The Attorney-General and Another [1999] 1 B.L.R. 275 (HC) 2. Economic, Social & Cultural rights Sesana & Others v The Attorney General 2002 1 BLR 452 (HC) Matsipane Mosetlhanyane & Others v The Attorney General of Botswana CALB074-10 (unreported) C Ngongola Sneaking the aboriginal title into Botswana legal system through a side door: Review of Sesana and Others v The Attorney General (2007) 6 University of Botswana Law Journal at 108. BR Dinokopila The right to water in Botswana: a review of the Matsipane Mosetlhanyane case (2011) 11/1 African Human Rights Law Journal at 282. BR Dinokopila The judicial enforcement of socio-economic rights in Botswana and the case of Basarwa in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR), paper presented at the ANCL-RADC ANNUAL CONFERENCE The Internationalisation of Constitutional Law Rabat, Morocco, January 2011 (available at www.anclradc.org.za)

3. HIV/AIDS as a human rights issue 3.1 human rights dimensions

3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5

implementation of human rights in the context of HIV/AIDS discrimination at the workplace HIV test pre-employment The right to confidentiality

Hoffman v SA Airways (2000) 21 ILJ 2357 / 2001(1) SA CC Diau v Botswana Building Society 2003 (2) BLR 409 Lemo v Northern Air Maintenance (Pty) Ltd [2004] 2 BLR 317 (IC) Monare V Botswna Ash (Pty) Ltd (Industrial Court 2004) (unreported) 4. Institutions 4.1 High Court - s.18 of the Constitution 4.2 Ombudsman 4.3 Directorate of Economic Crime & Corruption 4.4 Office for people with Disabilities (office of the President) 4.5 Womens affairs 4.6 Possibilities of a national human rights commission CM Fombad The protection of human rights in Botswana: an overview of the regulatory framework in Fombad (n 86 above) 16-21. C.M. Fombad The enhancement of Good Governance in Botswana: A critical assessment of the Ombudsman Act, 1995 27(1) Journal of Southern African Studies (2001) pp. 57-77. EK Quansah The Ombudsman arrives in Botswana: a note on the Ombudsman Act, 1995 (1995) 39 Journal of African Law 222.

CM Fombad & D Sebudubudu The framework for curbing corruption, enhancing accountability and promoting good governance in Botswana in CM Fombad (ed) Essays on the Law of Botswana (2007) 104 105. BR Dinokopila The rights of persons with disabilities in Botswana: policy and institutional framework (2011) In: Aspects of disability law in Africa, eds. Grobbelaar-du Plessis, I / van Reenen, T (Pretoria: Pretoria University Law Press) 282-295. Prescribed Material Book E Quansah & W Binchy (eds) The judicial protection of human rights in Botswana (2009, Clarus Press) Constitution of Botswana Dingake, OBK. (2008) Legal Aspects of HIV/AIDS at the Workplace in Botswana and South Africa: A Guide for Legal and Policy Reform, Pula Press, Gaborone. Dingake, OK, (2000) AIDS and Human Rights in Botswana, Morula Press, Gaborone. English, K and Stapleton, (1997) The Human Rights Handbook: A Practical Guide to Monitoring Human Rights, Juta & Co, Ltd Viljoen, F and Precious (eds), Human Rights Under Threat: Four Perspectives on HIV, AIDS and the Law in Southern Africa, Pretoria University Law Press, Pretoria Tshosa, O, (2001) National Law and International Human Rights Law, Cases of Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe, Alshagate Rachel Murray, The African Charter on Human Rights and Peoples' Rights 1987 - 2000: An overview of its progress and problems, AHLJ Volume 1 No 1 2001

Bugalo Maripe, Freezing the press: Freedom of expression and statutory limitations in Botswana, AHLJ Volume 3 No 1 2003 Michael Kirby, The never-ending paradoxes of HIV/AIDS and human rights, AHLJ Volume 4 No 2 2004 Sabelo Gumedze, HIV/AIDS and human rights: The role of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights, AHLJ Volume 4 No 2 2004 EK Quansah, Same-sex relationships in Botswana: Current perspectives and future prospects, AHLJ Volume 4 No 2 2004 Kealeboga N Bojosi, The death row phenomenon and the prohibition against torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, AHLJ Volume 4 No 2 2004 Fombad, CM, The Constitutional Protection against Discrimination in Botswana, International and Comparative Labour Quarterly, 2004, vol 53(1) 139 Fombad, CM, The Crisis of Confidentiality in the Control of HIV/AIDS pandemic in Botswana, International Journal of Social Sciences, Vol 53 170 Fombad, CM, Protecting Constitutional Values in Africa: A comparison of Botswana and Cameroon, Comparative and International Journal od Southern Africa, Vol 36 (2003).

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